Thomas Riley Hunter

Brief Life History of Thomas Riley

When Thomas Riley Hunter was born on 19 August 1834, in Franklin, Williamson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Jacob Hunter, was 25 and his mother, Mary Moore Duncan, was 20. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 25 August 1866, in Williamson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Whiteash, Williamson, Illinois, United States.

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Thomas Riley Hunter
John Jacob Hunter
Dora Gertude Hunter
Thomas Sanders

Sources (5)

  • Thomas R Hunter in household of Jacob Hunter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas R Hunter, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Thomas Riley Hunter, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Historical Boundaries: 1839: Williamson, Illinois, United States


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: occupational name from Middle English hunter(e) ‘huntsman’ (see Hunt ).

Irish (Antrim and Derry): adopted for Gaelic Ó Fiaich (see Fee ) due to confusion with the word fiadhach ‘hunt’.

History: A Scottish family of this name (see 1 above) has been established at Hunterston (Ayrshire) since the 13th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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